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Prodigal: The Art of Forgiveness

Join First Pres for a community art exhibition featuring works inspired by the parable of the Prodigal Son, as interpreted by Rembrandt, Elmer Yazzie, Thomas Hart Benton, JJ Tissot, Steve Prince and dozens more. The exhibition will be on display at First Pres from Friday, March 3 through Sunday, April 16. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Opening Weekend:

Grand Opening Reception on Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Collector's Lecture with Larry Gerbens on Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Visiting Hours:

Tuesdays from 3 to 8 p.m.
Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*Docent-led tours will be available during visiting hours. To schedule a docent-led tour, please call the church at 719-884-6100.

About the Exhibition:

“A Father and His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness” features more than 40 original pieces inspired by the Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke 15. This exhibition features a wide variety of works including paintings, prints, ceramics and other media.

First Pres is pleased to host this exhibition throughout the Lenten season and invites people of all faith backgrounds to come and reflect on these pieces and the powerful themes of grace and forgiveness inspired by this rich parable.

This exhibition is on loan from the Calvin College permanent collection, and was originally compiled and donated by Larry and Mary Gerbens from their private collection. Larry and Mary, along with featured artist Elmer Yazzie, will be part of the opening weekend celebration.